I called Dodge and they requested that I take the car to a dealer and have it checked. And they don't do loaner cars which blew my mind. We were stumped so I took it to the Dealer. Or, is there an actuator that controls a door to allow airflow in over the core? It is your job to diagnose the problem. They said that it was the heater core, so I had the heater core replaced.
Literally, and cause your half hot half cold problem. Started getting a knocking noise in my dash. Heater core flushed 2x had the actuator replaced and still cold air on passenger side. Let's put the big wigs of dodge in our cars that the heater doesn't work properly through a winter and see how they feel. I plan to call my dealership and inquire if it will be covered under warranty, but who the hell knows.
I bought my Avenger exactly 4 years ago, and since I pulled it off the lot my heat on the passenger side hasn't worked. This is ridiculous with 62k miles. They stand behind their automobiles. So I bought my 2012 Avenger almost a year ago and everything was great. They seem to be calibrated correctly as well.
I cannot believe Dodge does not feel that this is a legitimate Safety Concern warranting a Recall. I've read that this could be an blend door actuator that needs to be replaced? I only take my car to the same Dodge dealer for all repairs, maintenance services, recalls, etc. I really don't understand why this is not on a recall especially since I just saw so so so many people with this problem. I'm having exactly the same problem in my '07. When these actuator motors fail, you may notice the flow of air may not be working properly according to the change you have made. The left side seems to blow cold air or vent temp. My car has an automatic transmission.
Can't get thru winter without defroster for sure. It should yield the same results, a dead actuator will be a dead actuator on another circuit. I've listed the manual and automatic climate controls systems. Don't know about free fix, but with over 100k it could have stuck open thermostats how does the rest of the radiator system work? I encourage anyone who is filling a complaint here to also make the complaint official with Dodge. New radiator, thermostat, heater core, fluids. It's a 2013 that was built in Sept.
I contacted Chrysler Dodge 1-800-334-9200 customer service and reported the issue. I have never even had radiator cap off on the car as it has never gotten hot nor had need to open cooling system up. Got that fixed to find out that the heater not working on the passenger side is a know issue when I asked my mechanic to check it out cause it stopped working on my way to work. I'm really starting to think that Scar0 has this one sorted out with his call on the mouse nest. The car operated great for me.
Some have said that the problem is an obstructed heater core, but that doesn't make sense to me as the inlet and outlet heater hoses are both get hot, so clearly water is passing through the core. Dodge needs to have a recall on this problem. Now they claim it's the heater core. Unfortunately the Contract company refused to pay anything because they know it is a manufacturer defect. There should be 2 behind the glove box area ish and the final one is way up on the driver side. A car owner had the radiator replaced and after 1 yr he came back with no heat again.
When you have the heater on, it blows out Super hot air out of the drivers side of the car, and from the mid vent to the passenger side of the car, it gets colder and colder. Read our to see people who found humor in a bad situation. But, luke warm heat from the passenger side and no heat on the driver's side. Could it be that it has two sides and one is blocked? It was bat blending and messed up before it got to 34000 miles and was still in the first year of us owning it. These problems includes information received by from consumers either directly or as recorded by the Vehicle Safety Hotline.
I did a quick search and it appear many other Dodge products of the same generation have one, but I was unable to find an Avenger specific relearn. Heater quit working on the passenger side of the car. I would not know how to tell you if the rest of the radiator system is working. I was hoping it was just a flap causing the warm air to not be diverted to both sides of the car. And combinations of those positions. They even replaced the heater core once.